170 elected representatives in the 114th Congress have taken over $63.8 million from the fossil fuel industry that’s driving the carbon emissions which cause climate change. They deny what over 97 percent of scientists say is happening — current human activity creates the greenhouse gas emissions that trap heat within the atmosphere and cause climate change. And their constituents are paying the price, with Americans across the nation suffering 500 climate-related national disaster declarations since 2011. (source)
So, between the congress and the media, citizens have little opportunity to solve problems and advance toward positive, necessary changes in our lives.
There's no need to debate oil spills and environmental degradation as those are givens. We know of alternative energy sources that are better than carbon burning. What are we going to do about these things? We know that we cannot trust the media for the truth and we cannot trust congress for truthful action or guidance.